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Below is the poem entitled Mutuality which was written by poet Greg Barden. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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If you desire my respect
And my confidence, too,
Don't expect things of ME
That you don't ask of YOU.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 4/2/2017 7:35:00 AM
Hah.... I only see this little gem now :) And it is very true too. Did you do the drawing yourself?
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Date: 4/20/2017 11:50:00 PM
Thanks, Darren - no, I borrowed the drawing, though I DO draw - I'll have to use some of my own art sometime.